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Earth Day Tribute: Water is Life

  • Resonance at Soma Towers Bellevue, WA (map)

Sponsored by Second Inversion, as part of KING FM’s “On Stage” series.

The Ecco Chamber Ensemble illustrates the vital role that water plays in our basic survival and in our art.  Featuring classical and contemporary compositions, this program includes music made from melting ice and recordings of water, as well as music about water by composers from around the globe.  The concert will include works by Apziazu, Cage, Cardew, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, DeLio, Fauré, Lucier, Rodrigo, Takemitsu, Vaughan Williams, and Wilson, as well as the world premiere of H2O by Seattle composer Sarah Bassingthwaighte and Melt3 by Washington native Stephen Lilly.  Audience members also will have the opportunity to make their own music out of water and water-related objects.

This event will benefit causes related to the water crises on our planet.

Earlier Event: April 14
Masterclass and Recital
Later Event: May 28


Gala dinner performance and TEDx-style lecture-performance at the closing plenary session of the International Fulbright Conference in Puebla, Mexico.

Concert at Ex Convento de Santa Monica in Puebla, Mexico with Yamaha artist and guitarist Alejandra Reyes and flutist Sarah Bassingthwaighte.

Residency in Morelia, Mexico at Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes.

Groupmuses and other performances in Seattle with the Ecco Chamber Ensemble.

Brahms' Requiem and Bach's Cantata 51 at San Paolo Entro le Mura in Rome with conductor Stefano Vasselli.

Performances at the the Fleischer Memorial in Philadelphia, PA and the DiMenna Center in NYC of Lost in the Woods, a percussion opera written for soprano Stacey Mastrian and the Akros Percussion Collective during the Thoreau bicentenary -- music by Christopher Shultis, with a libretto based on civil disobedience and nature texts by Henry David Thoreau, video by Hee Sook Kim.

Three recording projects and concerts and residencies in AZ, CA, HI, MD, MO, PA, NV, WA, and WI.